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Child Behavior Management Techniques

The most effective means of discipline is to prevent problems before they arise. Welcome to the realm of behavior management.

This section will explore a number of key strategies that will vastly reduce your need to discipline children at all. These techniques will work for parents, teachers, grandparents, and anyone else who works with kids.

Children don’t misbehave on purpose. Every child is born wanting to earn the approval of their caretakers. When behavioral problems arise, it’s more a side effect of clumsy interactions on the part of either parent or child (or in many cases, both). It also could be the result of an environment that isn’t meeting a child’s needs in one way or another. Address these environmental issues, and behavioral problems become an isolated occurrence.

Believe it or not, there are many parents and teachers who rarely have to discipline or punish their children. Incorporate these behavior management strategies into your everyday life, and you’ll be well on your way to becoming one of them.

Principles of behavior management

  • Ways & means of controlling children

  • The importance of modeling -Encouragement versus discouragement

Behavior management techniques

  • Positive reinforcement

  • Using activities, rewards & privileges

  • Ignoring undesirable behavior

  • Guiding children through attention

  • Love withdrawal

  • Giving children choices

  • Idea replacement: How to change a child’s mind

Creative behavior management techniques

  • Signs & labels (e-book)

  • Promoting emotional awareness

Using praise effectively

  • Praising children

  • Problems with excessive praise

  • How to praise your children

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